From back left: Sikelela Twashu, Melakhe Dlephu Phathuxolo Ndlazilwana Xola Draai Nomnikelo Nqini and
Middle: Landle Carelse Thamsanqa Mnxulwa and Sinombulelo Mjiwu
Front: Olwethu Vena, Tandile Sithetho Luthando Mpehlo Amanda Magwa and Sanelisiwe Tyelinzima
Isuzu Motors South Africa IMSAf is supporting the Youth Employment Service ( Programme and
has placed 72 candidates for the first time this year.
The YES programme was launched by President Cyril Ramaphosa in 2018 with the aim to offer young
South Africans paid work experience.
Wayne Osborne, Isuzu Motors South Africa General Manager of Training and Organisational
Development, said the company fully supports economic transformation initiatives ..“We are committed
to the growth and development of young South Africans and we believe that our youth deserve
opportunities which accelerate employability It is our intention, that through the YES Programme we
will create a pipeline of talent for the future” said Osborne.
The programme presents learners with an opportunity for 12 months Of the 72 learners, 20 have been
placed within the dealer network throughout the country, while 52 candidates have been deployed
across the company.
Osborne said the programme provides the candidates with insight into a large corporation while they
gain practical work experience ..“The trainees will receive all the necessary support and are guided and
mentored by professionals within the company.
According to the latest statistics from Statistics South Africa the youth aged between 15 and 24 years
are the most vulnerable in the South African labour market, this as the unemployment rate among this
age group was at 55 2 in the first quarter of 2019.